August 29, 2012 |
Mix together a pound of ground lamb meat, a cup of fava beans, a splash of Chianti and some comedy seasonings, and what do you get? "Silence! The Musical" is a riotous and often profane theatrical stew that sends up the Oscar-winning movie "The Silence of the Lambs. " Since opening in New York last year, the stage comedy has become a modest success and has run at two different off-Broadway spaces. Next week, the show will make its Los Angeles debut at the Hayworth Theatre. The L.A. opening is particularly meaningful for the show's songwriting brothers, Jon and Al Kaplan.
January 31, 2014
Re "Puzzling silence after death," Column, Jan. 28 My first thought after reading Sandy Banks' column on the friends of Kim Pham - who witnessed the horrendous assault that killed the young woman - refusing to talk to police was that it seems they have something to hide. I don't get it. Silence is definitely not golden here. Marie Pollara Lévesque Lake Balboa ALSO: Letters: How'd they get their guns? Letters: How safe is your credit card?
October 29, 2007 |
A couple of months ago, I woke up early for my usual workout. I pulled on running clothes and shoes, fastened my hair back and reached for my iPod. Instantly, my stomach clenched as I looked down at the angry red color indicating the battery was dead. How was I supposed to go for a 5-mile run without Fergie, Gwen and Justin urging me on? Heading out into the hot Southern California summer sans music, I braced myself for a horrible workout. Yet as my body began warming up, I noticed something startling.
September 17, 2013 |
Top three reasons why (almost) no one showed up at the early Florida Panthers-Nashville Predators preseason game Monday afternoon at the Panthers home rink, the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. 1) Not yet snowing significantly in Canada. The snowbirds don't need to come to Florida for a few more weeks. 2) Truly compelling kickball game in a nearby park. 3) Grass-roots protest of pending arrival of goalie Tim Thomas, who accepted a professional tryout invitation. Kidding aside, there were valid reasons why there was the sad vision of empty seats, duly noted by Deadspin and multiple blogs, originally tweeted by Erin Brown of Fox Sports Florida: ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Anthem.
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February 17, 1994
Re "Moment of Silence in Schools Endorsed by Senate Resolution," Feb. 5: Ah, come on, Senators--give us teachers a break! Change "one moment of silence" to at least one hour. HELEN CHROSTOWSKI South Pasadena
October 5, 2010
Even Silence Has an End My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle Ingrid Betancourt Penguin Press: 530 pp., $29.95